1. Where can people follow you online, and who are your followers?
2. How long have you been actively using social media to share content?
About 4 years
3. What led you to begin using social media as a platform, and how do your outdoor adventures fit that platform?
My relationship with my mental health led me to use social media as a platform, ironically. It helped me share some of my personal experiences and how nature and the outdoors were so healing for me. It felt natural to lean in on my outdoor adventures and the things I learned as time went on as a recreational user. My platform has since grown to share information on environmental education as well as community action. Mental health is still not lost on my platform. I promote as much sustainability as possible and mental health and quality of life is a part of that.
4. What does nature and the outdoors mean to you?
I have had the privilege to have a relationship with nature since my younger years. From camping excursions, to hiking, and even gardening, nature has always had a place in my heart. The outdoors to me means healing and community.
5. How do you think social media and other communications can influence good stewardship of the outdoors?
With education and exposure, I hope to influence good stewardship of the outdoors. In more recent years, social media has become an important platform to share information, organize, and create/maintain our relationships. I think social media can be its own community, and is important for inclusion. A sense of belonging to a community will lead to better stewardship.
6. What else do you want people to know about you?
I love the outdoors, but I love the city too! There’s something about being able to ride my bike to local markets and restaurants and parks!